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Salah, Mane to fly to Ghana for CAF Awards before Everton game

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it is a matter of “respect” to allow Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to go to an awards night in Ghana 24 hours before the FA Cup game against Everton. The attacking duo are on a three-man shortlist for the Confederation of African Football Player of the Year award which will be named on Thursday. ...

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Fixture list is a disaster – Guardiola

The Premier League’s congested schedule is a “disaster” for players, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. City, who have a 12-point lead in the table with a game in hand, face Watford on Tuesday, their fourth match in 11 days over the holiday period. Guardiola saw key players Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne suffer injuries at Crystal Palace on ...

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United go second after 2-0 win against Everton

Manchester United moved into second place in the Premier League after second-half goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard gave them victory over Everton. Martial curled the ball into the net from the edge of the area to break the deadlock before Lingard also bent a shot beyond Jordan Pickford from distance. Juan Mata hit a post for United while ...

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Ashley Young banned for three games after accepting FA charge

Manchester United full-back Ashley Young has been banned for three matches after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct. Young, 32, appeared to strike Southampton’s Dusan Tadic with an elbow in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. The incident was not spotted by referee Craig Pawson. Young accepted the charge on Sunday, and his argument the three-game suspension was excessive ...

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Controversial penalty earns West Brom point against Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes referee Mike Dean “did not see” the incident that led him to award a late penalty to West Brom in the Gunners’ 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns. The visitors were on course for three points after Alexis Sanchez’s 83rd-minute free-kick beat Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster via a big deflection off James McClean in the wall. ...

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Diego Costa officially unveiled at Atletico Madrid

Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been officially unveiled at Atletico Madrid and could play as early as this week. Spain international Costa agreed to sign for the La Liga side in September but has been unable to play due to the club’s transfer window ban. “I’ve waited a long time for this day, I’m tired of training and I need ...

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Man City will not remain unbeaten – Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has reiterated that his side won’t go through the Premier League season unbeaten after their 18-game top-flight winning run was ended by a goalless draw at Crystal Palace. City conceded an injury-time penalty at Selhurst Park but goalkeeper Ederson saved the spot-kick from Luka Milivojevic, prompting Match of the Day host Gary Lineker to claim Guardiola’s side ...

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Serena Williams ‘excited to be back’ playing tennis after giving birth

Serena Williams was “excited to be back” after completing her first match since giving birth fourth months ago. The exhibition match in Abu Dhabi against Jelena Ostapenko was the American’s first match for 11 months. Williams struggled with her movement at first but played some fine shots in a 6-2 3-6 (10-5) defeat. Australian Open director Craig Tilley has said ...

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Lukaku ‘needs a rest’ – Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits striker Romelu Lukaku is “tired” but says he cannot afford to rest him. The 24-year-old has played every minute of his club’s Premier League campaign so far because of the injury problems of fellow striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Lukaku started the season with 11 goals in 10 games, but has only scored four times in ...

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Decisions taken at last GFA Executive Committee meeting

Congress – The 24th Ordinary Congress of the Ghana Football Association will be held on the 7th and 8th of February 2018 in Prampram. Seminars before congress – The Executive Committee approved four seminars on Match fixing, Refereeing, Marketing and Media for various interest groups in football ahead of the start of the next season to help improve the game. The seminars will be held on the ...

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